Absence # 18. QR (Quick Recognition Code). 2014
I call my art project QR – Quick Recognition Code.
My intention is to examine how the mechanism of human brain recognize images.
I play with ubiquitous machine-readable QR codes comparing them with brain-readable ones.
QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan.
A barcode is an optically machine-readable label that is attached to an item and that records information related to that item.
A QR code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera) and processed using error correction until the image can be appropriately interpreted; data is then extracted from patterns present in both horizontal and vertical components of the image.
The human ability to recognize images is one of those things we just don't think about. But throughout the course of a day, we rely almost constantly on our brain's ability to pick out images. If we couldn't distinguish between all of them, our life could get pretty confusing.
Some people have a really problem with image recognition. They can see all separated parts of some image, but they can't put them all together and make one clear picture.
Normally our brain recognizes images by analyzing the individual parts and then constructing a kind of natural barcode. Our brain considers an image as a series of shapes. First it reads eyes and lips as horizontal lines. The brain scans this information just like a barcode, that allows us to recognize someone representation.
What's really interesting about this natural barcoding is that it only works on humans. Scientists say that when we view the faces of fantatic creatures or animals, our brains don't interpret faces the same way.
The art-works of my QR (Quick Recognition Code) project offer you to put together puzzle and find there unusual creatures!